And so in honor, I've made a mix cd filled with a broad spectrum of rap and hiphop, heavy on the idiosyncratic stylings and light on the bling, and certainly by no means complete or canonical. Available via sendspace.
Are You Down With It?
- Big Bizang by MC Hawking
- ABCs by Knaan (featuring Chubb Rock)
- Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa by Esau Mwamway & Radioclit
- Are You Down With It by Handsome Boy Modeling School
- My Favorite Things by Andre 3000
- Call the Law by Outkast (featuring Janelle Monae)
- Roxanne's Revenge by Roxanne Shante
- Way Down in the Hole by Blaqstarr (featuring M.I.A.)
- 99 Anthems by Jaydiohead
- Car Thief by the Beastie Boys
- Sisters O Sisters by Yoko Ono (featuring Le Tigre)
- Everything Is Everything by Lauryn Hill
- Crabbuckit by k-os
- 19-2000 by the Gorillaz
- Cobrastyle by Robyn
- Genius of Love by Tom Tom Club
- Reckoner Lockdown by DJ Earworm
- 88 Lines About 44 Women by the Nails
- (These Are) The Good Old Days by Socalled
Follow the link and follow the instructions, eventually unzipping the file. Leave a comment if in the future you'd prefer smaller mixes with the songs available a la carte, or if you prefer these full length, ready to burn onto cd mixes.